State of Sabah Transportation

  • Transportation
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  • Transportation
    by shannsow
  • Transportation
    by shannsow

State of Sabah Transportation

  • book via local tour agent

    to go around Sabah it is best to book tours via local tour agentamazingborneotours fulfilled all our wishes and problems ..very reliabe and friendly serviceCompany Name: Amazing Borneo Tours & Events Sdn Bhd Company License No: 827148-U MOCAT License No: KPL/LN 5746 MATTA Member No: MA3324 Company Name: Amazing Borneo Travel & Events Travel Agent...

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  • Kinabalu Express

    A comfortable ferry called Kinabalu Express travels the waters between Kota Kinabalu and Labuan.The trip takes around 3 hrs each way.We had originally planned to go all the way to Brueni and return but ran out of time.We just did the Labuan rt part. Stopped for a quick lunch and duty free shopping.Ferries use the Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal, a...

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  • Island Ferry

    The only way to get to and from Gayana Eco Resort is by boat. The resorts own ferry goes back and forth on a regular schedule. It takes 1/2 hour for the trip. The boats operate from Jesselton Point Sabah Port Authority ferry terminal.Kota Kinabalu Ferry Terminal - GayanaAM - 8.00, 9.30, 11.00PM - 12.30, 3.15, 6.00, 7.30, 9.30, 11.00From Gayana -...

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  • Air Asia

    We flew from Senai airport in Johor Bahru to Kota Kinnabalu.Our Air Asia flight left Johor at 7:30am arriving in KK at 9:45.It was a smooth flight with pleasant flight attendants.Sultan Ismail International Airport, 81250, Johor Bahru, Johor Darul Ta'zim, Malaysia.http://www.senaiairport.com/travellers.asp?menuid=100020&rootid=100020&splid=100001

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  • Fly/drive

    To travel from Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan, you can take a bus and ride for 5 hours or fly so you will be there in 45 minutes.We chose to fly with Malaysia Airlines. Air Asia flies there also.I see there is a new airport in KK since we were there.

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  • Public Transport In Sabah

    One thing that i wish i can change about sabah is the public transport. It's not very bad but still need A LOT OF IMPROVEMENT.The most common public transport is the mini van and mind you, this van will wait for you, some will wait till it's fully pack before it leaves from one destination to another, some will just stop wherever they like to pick...

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  • Travelling around the state

    The company that organised our tour arranged for us to fly from Kota Kinabalu to Sandikan in order to visit Sepilok and Turtle Island. I would imagine it takes a long time to drive the route, but if you are staying in Borneo for more than a couple of weeks it is probably a much nicer trip. Air travel always takes forever due to the waiting around...

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  • Air Asia

    Probably the cheapest airfares in the continent of Asia can be found at Air Asia. This low budget airline flies mainly Boeing's and are well maintained. Air Asia has hubs in KL and BKK. From here you can fly all over SE-Asia for bargian prices. Book well in advance for the best deals, but even last minute prices are still ok. I flew Air Asia from...

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  • Express buses

    Between all the major towns and tourist sites there is an excellent network of express buses. The buses are very convenient. There are many connections a day, the buses are comfortable and above all very cheap! Do bring a warm sweater, since all buses have airconditioning. If a trip takes more than a couple of hours you will for sure get a bottle...

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  • Speed boat to Turtle Island

    From Kota Kinabalu we took a plane to Sandakan. Then a taxi to the jetty. For the finale leg we took a speed boat to turtle island. A very bumpy, windy ride it took about a hour and it was a great experience. We got to see local fishermen working from their boats. Some in old rusty trawlers, others in brightly painted traditional ones. We saw fish...

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  • Thumbing a ride

    When it came time to leave Kota Kinabalu park we walked to the bus stop, which is at the parks entrance, with the intention of catching the bus into town. However we had not been there very long when a gentleman pulled up and offer us a ride for $40 RM. We agree and piled into his brand new 4WD. It was great. The trip only took half the time, he...

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  • Boats to Islands off KK

    You may be inclined to check out the 5 islands that make up the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine park - the easiest and most accessible from Kota Kinabalu (KK). PLs go to the Boat centre (right at the end of town, past Gaya centre, diagonally opposite Little Italy restaurant) in the morning and find out all your timings. Cos if you leave it til past noon,...

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  • Wildlife watching on the river

    Get onto a 2 hour boat ride either at sunrise or sunset to watch prosbicus monkeys, horn bills (native to Sabah!) hear wild birds and other wildlife as you stream down the Kinabatangan River.Do both rides and see different animals :)Enjoy!

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  • From KK to Sandakan/Sepilok

    You can fly from KK to Sepilok for abt Rm100 per person (less than US$40) or you can do it by road. Malaysian Airlines flies daily frm KK to Sepilok and back. To get to Sabah, the cheapest is by Air Asia frm any other Malaysian city. From Singapore, you can fly direct to KK by Malaysian Airlines or you can do the cheaper route which is what i did...

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  • transport back to kk town from mountain...

    It's difficult to get transport back to KK town from base of Mountain.After my climb & after getting my certificates from park office, I have to wait for about 1 hour to get a public bus back to KK town.

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  • Bus to Mt Kinabalu

    You can catch a bus to the National park. From the airport we took a taxi to the bus station. Taxi fare was about 20 ringgit. You buy a coupon from the taxi counter out the front of the airport doors. From there you take a shuttle bus to the main terminal. The buses leave for the park when they are full. It cost us 30 ringgits each. We also got a...

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  • KK Airport

    Every entry into the State of Sabah by plane will arrive in Kota Kinabalu. The airport of the capital is situated at 7 kilometres from the citycentre. There are two terminals that are used by different airlines. Terminal 1 is primarly used by Malaysia Airlines and is the more modern one. Terminal 2 is the older one and is used by budget-airline Air...

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  • Land or air??

    I think that maybe Sabah is a bit better than Sarawak for travel by land. Still cheap flights are really worth it for long distances - as the roads can get pretty bad. Do check the latest prices and offers (try Malaysian Airlines)! Consider the KK to Sandakan flights, they are cheap and you will gain at least a half day. If you are on a real tight...

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  • Getting around Kota Kinabalu

    From airport terminal I or II to downtown, you can rent a taxi for 13.6 RM. You can also take a minivan from the front of terminal I for 1 RM. The drivers tend to ask for more, do the bargain. To come back, take a minivan from ? for 1 RM. The last minivan leaves around 7 pm.The airport terminal I is quite far from terminal II. The only way to...

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  • From Poring to Sandakan

    From Poring, you can rent a minivan to Sandakan for 400 RM. Contact the office in advance to book the minivan. The minivan may have 2 or 3 passenger rows. Make sure to discuss the size of minivan you need before making a payment. We had 6 persons in our group, but they arranged small minivan for us. We had to clamp in 2 rows of seats for 5 hours to...

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  • Go to Kinabalu Mountain

    You can take a bus from Kota Kinabalu downtown to the park headquarter. The bus leaves every hour starting from 7.30 am. The fee is 15 RM. With a good bargain, you can get it down to 13 RM. You can also rent a taxi from the bus station for 60 RM. Only 4 passengers are allowed in the taxi.

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  • taxi trips

    Taxi's are very cheap in Sabah and most are in good condition. We found that we didn't need to haggle prices as most were fair. Not many that we encountered spoke much english which was fun at times but we always ended up where we wanted to go.

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  • Wear a seatbelt

    When travelling around Sabah, the guides dont tend to use seatbelts. It appeared to me that they only wore them when they knew there was going to be a police road block. In my humble opinion, I dont think you should go without one if you can help it. In the event of an accident, there is nothing much to stop you going all over the shop if there is...

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  • Boat to the Islands

    Island-hopping at the Tengku Abdul Rahman National Marine Park is possible. Many travellers and locals alike do it in one day and base themselves on the mainland and the islands are very near to the mainland.CostReturn (Manukan Island) - RM14 per paxTerminal Fee - RM1 per paxBoat Charter (One Way trip) - RM30There are different prices for 1 / 2 / 3...

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  • Around Sabah in a Cab

    Hiring taxi can be a convenient way to travel, especially when you are venturing places which are difficult to go by public transport. Although more expensive, you may want to get a cab with a driver who can speak your language (Chinese, English, Malay) so that you can ask him on everything about Sabah and the people.I hired a cab to bring us from...

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  • Mini-Bus from Town to Kota Kinabalu Park

    To get to Kota Kinabalu Park from Kota Kinabalu town, one of the easiest and cheapest way is to hop on to a mini-bus (big bus costs more) at RM10 per pax.The mini-bus station is located at the foot of Signal Hill along the main road.

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  • Cheap and Good - Air Asia

    Air Asia is the first no-frill airline in South-East Asia. If booked early, some of the ticket prices are rock-bottom. It is much cheaper than the normal airline. The return fare Johor-Kota Kinabalu which I took was something like RM220 including taxes.

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  • Flying Coffin

    What NOT to do: do NOT take a minibus to travel around Sabah. We thought we were going to die. They aren't called flying coffins for nothing and the drivers do not seem to know any traffic rules. They just push the car to the limit and drive.... Overtaking will be done when there is no overview and when traffic is heading towards the bus.... Please...

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